This just in from the Islamic Republic of Canada: “UPEI snatches newspapers with Muhammad cartoons,” from The Guardian, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
The controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that have incited worldwide violent protests are now causing a stir at the University of Prince Edward Island.
The student newspaper, The UPEI Cadre, chose to run the cartoons in its most recent edition fresh off the press. UPEI moved quickly Wednesday to stop the paper from being distributed on campus.
“When we realized that they were in circulation, we acted to round up the copies that were in circulation,– said UPEI president Wade MacLauchlan.
“We see it as a reckless invitation to public disorder and humiliation.–
Khaled Meshaal or Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah couldn’t have said it better.
Ray Keating, editor of The Cadre, said he was disappointed by what he views as censorship by the university.
“I see this as an issue of freedom of expression and freedom of the press,– he said in an interview.
Keating said the university doesn’t have control over the editorial content of the student newspaper.
“We are the student press,– he said.
Keating said campus police entered his office Wednesday and demanded that he hand over all copies of the newspaper. He refused.
About 2,000 copies of the newspaper, containing 12 of the controversial cartoons, were printed.